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1998 Mitsubishi

3000GT VR4

Offered At

$37,000

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Body Color
Black
Stock
3832
Engine Size
3.0 V6 Twin Turbo
Transmission Type
6 Speed Manual
Vin
JA3AN74K6WY002421
Miles
37,109
Drivetrain
AWD

1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

1998 Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4

“What Mitsubishi set out to do was to cram every bit of high-tech gadgetry available into its 2 plus 2 3000GT, making it one of the most advanced sports cars on the planet. Despite its credentials, the 3000GT can trace its lineage to a little-known car called the Starion. A rear-wheel drive car, the Starion was initially conceived as competition for the Nissan Z cars of the 1980's. The Starion when released was a technological wonder for its day and sent many rivals back to the drawing board to create turbo cars for their line-ups. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, so when Mitsubishi began planning for the car that would become the company's replacement for the Starion, they literally started with a clean sheet of paper.

For consignment, a 37,109 title verified, original mileage, clean Carfax sportscar. Unlike the masses remaining on this model car, it has been treated with loving care, not beaten, and still a very tight car. Starting fast, shifting smooth, well maintained and running great as well as looking fabulous are just a few of this car's attributes. The signature of this car is the full time four wheel drive, four wheel steering and add in the fact that the 1998 model year for the 3000GT VR4 was limited to only 231 examples produced so you certainly won't be seeing another in the Piggly Wiggly parking lot.

Exterior
Ominous factory black paint drapes this nearly perfect car and is seen throughout the exterior. Just a few chip offs are noted, a strange paint finish on the passenger's door is noted, and the front lower bumper has a few scuffles with a parking lot curb. Shiny badging is seen on the rear along with the Diamond Star Motors, (the Mitsubishi logo to the layperson), badge in red. A rounded nose moulds the neoprene bumper which sports running lights, some aero fins within the grille, and side intake air venting. Headlights ahead of their time in the form of projector type fog lights and halogen headlamps are present and hide under clear plastic covers. A coke bottle design with wider quarters than the doors all gaps are well minded. Just behind the doors is more intake venting, and starting atop the rear quarters are the points of a high arching rear spoiler. On top, a full roof sunroof can be slid back to increase airflow into the cabin. All exterior glass is scratch free and in good condition and is all surrounded by black trimmings. 18 inch chrome finished wheels are wrapped in almost new 245/45ZR18's on all 4 corners. These wheels do have corrosion and rippling of the chrome finish with the worst being on the passenger's front and the passenger's rear wheel has a notable bend on the outside face, however the tire still holds air.

Interior
Racetrack inspired curves make up the tan molded plastic door panels which house the window and lock toggles and a large speaker. A heavily padded leather wrapped panel is inserted just below the sill and is a hint of what you'll see in the interior. Speaking of which, lightly aged tan leather wraps the two overstuffed front buckets which show power adjustments on the driver's side seat. For the rear a tubbed 2 plus 2 rear bench is in back and does not afford the most room, but is comfy to sit in. A Mitsubishi Infinity AM/FM/Cassette/CD audio system is controllable from the leather wrapped tilt-able steering wheel. In front of the driver is a deeply recessed gauge cluster under a sculpted eyebrow and to the right at top center stage of the dash are all important gauges, one of which monitors boost levels. A digital climate control system is seen just above the stereo and below in the swoopy console is the cruise control switch. Very clean beige colored lighter carpeting is seen on the floors along with factory carpeted 3000GT floor mats.
Drivetrain
A 3.0 Liter 6G72 TT 24 valve EFI 6-cylinder engine fitted with twin turbos that are intercooler equipped making 320hp and is paired with a Gertrag 6-speed manual transmission allow this car to be a rocket ship! On the rear biased axles, (55% rear, 45% front), power pulses through 3.87 geared final drive ratio axles. Of note, our consignor states that the timing belt has been replaced recently to ensure longevity of the engine.

Undercarriage
A nice gray patina covers all surfaces underneath. Just a hint or two of some surface rust, but not on structural parts. Fairly simple under here as it has been left mostly blank to aid in the aero package. For handling we see MacPherson front struts, and on back coil springs with trailing arms. Power disc brakes on all 4 corners harness all that power and bring it to a fast stop, meanwhile handling the exhale is a Borla dual tailpipe exhaust system.

Drive-Ability
This all working, nicely preserved early Japanese techno car fired right up and worked like a charm. Fast acceleration once you get by the turbo lag, great handling and smooth shifting. Braking was bias free on the panic stop test. All was very comfortable and exhibited a nice ergonomic design for this driver.

A rare, low mileage, original and not torn up by a person from a younger generation, rocket ship. A press the throttle and hang on spaceship well ahead of its time, well maintained and loaded with features still not replicated today. These cars don't last long so hurry to our Hallowed Halls and enjoy this exotic cruiser for the power hungry!

VIN DECODE
JA3AN74K6WY002421
J-Japan
A-Mitsubishi
3-Passenger Car
A-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
N-3000 GT VR4
7-Ultimate
4-Hatchback
K-3.0L V6 Twin Turbo
W-Check Digit
R-1994
Y-Nagoya, Japan Assy Plant
002412-Sequential Unit Number

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